City4Kids – Newcastle’s future

Newcastle Council are worried about families and young people leaving our city and with good reason too (see quotes from the Local Plan at end of this article). To address this problem, Newcastle needs to put younger generations at the heart of future plans. We believe that politics in Newcastle must change. Our politicians must start thinking about young families, and start talking about what the city should offer to our young people. This is our City4Kids initiative. What is it like to grow up in Newcastle as a young person? What is it like to bring up children here?[…]

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Our response to the Highways England A1 Consultation

In August 2017, we responded to the online Highways England A1 (between Scotswood and North Brunton) consultation and expressed our strong disagreement with the proposal and its complete lack of consideration for cycling and walking. About the scheme To what extent do you agree, or disagree, with the need for improvements on the A1 between Scotswood and North Brunton? Strongly disagree I support the proposed improvement option for the A1 between Scotswood and North Brunton. Strongly disagree Please provide more details on why you are in support, or not in support, of this option.: The widening of A1 will in the[…]

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Our input into the North East Cycling and Walking Strategy

The North East Combined Authority has commissioned SYSTRA consultants in June/July 2017 to develop a cycling and walking strategy and implementation plan for the North East region to support the emerging Local Transport Plan. This is the reply we gave to the set of consultation questions: What should be the collective vision for cycling and walking in the NE? To create more liveable and sustainable neighbourhoods across the North East. To significantly increase the modal share of journeys that are walked and cycled in the North East and reduce the modal share of private motor journeys. For cycling and walking[…]

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